“MAKE HAND WASHING A HABIT’
Faces of Rajkot requests everyone to adopt and insist everyone to wash hands as shown in the picture.
The 2016 Global Handwashing Day theme is “Make Handwashing a Habit!” For handwashing to be effective it must be practiced consistently at key times, such as after using the toilet or before contact with food.
While habits must be developed over time, this theme emphasizes the importance of handwashing as a ritual behavior for long-term sustainability. Habit formation is currently a hot topic in behavior change and the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector.
This theme taps into that interest and is also a gateway to discussing what the sector knows about how habits are formed.